Trever Cartwright


Every organization has the potential for excellence. Meaningful breakthroughs only happen when the leadership of an organization is willing to hear the truth and has the courage to take action.

Forbes.com Contributor 
Trever writes about the twists and turns of every leader’s journey.

We started the firm in 2005 with a dual purpose in mind: First, we wanted to help leaders and their organizations do great things. Second, we wanted to create a place where talented, fun, high-energy people were able to do their best and brightest work. Nearly 15 years later, these continue to be key in what makes us tick.

Often, I’m asked why we named the firm Coraggio. It was an easy decision when we came across the word and then understood its meaning. Coraggio is the Italian word for courage. And the work we do for clients takes a lot of it. For each of us, Coraggio means having the courage to tell our clients the truth, even if the truth is hard for them to hear. It means having the courage to create some necessary discomfort in order for them to better understand the nature of their challenge and what it will take to address it and move forward.

I help leaders and their organizations get clear, get focused and get moving on their most important organizational challenges and opportunities. I do this so that they can go on to do the great things they were meant to do.

A few clients I’ve had the pleasure of working with:

  • Colorado Tourism Office
  • Maryland Office of Tourism Development
  • Nautilus
  • Oregon Health & Science University
  • Port of Portland
  • San Francisco Travel


Articles by Trever

Leadership Insights

The best solutions come from inspiration Every leader experiences the 2:00 AM wake-up call. You imagine worst-case scenarios. You hash… Read More

Leadership: Leading from Afar

Making your presence felt even when you’re not in the office. After yet another heart-pounding race through the terminal, a… Read More

Ending the Year on Track

Every year at about this time, many executives scratch their heads and wonder, “Is fourth quarter here—already?” For some, the… Read More

The Value of Vision

We’ve worked with many clients who have asked us, “Why is having a vision so important—we’re working hard and making… Read More

Minding the Gap

Reconnecting with your employee culture By the look in her eyes and the urgency in her voice, I knew my… Read More

Why Would Anyone Want to be Led by You?

When it comes to leadership, are you a finished product? Are you as good as it gets? Or do you believe… Read More

Crossing the Rubicon

When was the last time you made a Rubicon decision? As you think about the types of decisions you’ve made… Read More

Key Insights that Drive Success

Few would argue that a company’s brand and strategy are important — but would they be as insistent that the… Read More

The Nuance of Strategy

Every year at about this time, many executives scratch their heads and wonder, “Is the year really half over—already?” You… Read More

Finding Clarity

We chase after leadership as though it were the business equivalent of the Holy Grail. We search for its coveted… Read More

Evolving the Firm

A new era for law firm leadership is upon us. Those in leadership roles who ignore the new rules of… Read More

Vision and Values

As an organization enters the final stages of completing a strategic plan, there remains a critical conversation—how to bring the… Read More